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Elizabeth G.H. Ranks

Associate

Boston, MA
617-368-2175
ranks@fr.com
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Background

Liz Ranks is an associate in the litigation group in Fish’s Boston office. She has played a supporting role in ITC and district court litigation. In addition, she has experience obtaining a settlement for a client through mediation. Ms. Ranks was previously a Summer Associate of the Firm, and she spent a semester as a law clerk with Judge William G. Young in the United States Federal Court, District of Mass. Prior to law school, Ms. Ranks provided technical support for a medical device manufacturer, supporting a range of products from CLIA-waived tests to advanced multiplexing robotic assays. Prior to that she worked at the Jackson Laboratory, identifying mutations in DNA that resulted in a rare genetic disease, as well as studying glucose transport in mouse models of Type II diabetes.​​

Education

J.D., University of New Hampshire School of Law 2015
Managing Editor, ​IDEA: The Intellectual Property Review
magna cum laude
2015 ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in IP Law
Franklin Pierce Certificate in Intellectual Property


B.S., University of New Hampshire 2004
Biological Chemistry
​Research Fellow: Transporting Across the Blood-Brain Barrier​

Admissions

  • Massachusetts 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 2016

Clerkships

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, The Honorable William G. Young, 2014 - 0

Other Distinctions

​Selected publications

"The ITC as an Essential Tool in the IP Enforcement Toolkit," co-author with Sheryl Koval Garko, Advanced Trademark Law Annual Review (2016). 

Selected scientific publications​

Ranks (nee Hinman) et al., “Spectrum of ALMS1 Variants and Evaluation of Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Alström Syndrome,” J. Hum. Mutat. 11:1114-23, 2007.
Ranks (nee Hinman) et al., “Porcine co-culture model of the blood-brain barrier,” FASEB J. 17:A75, 2003.

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